Red Sox Fall to Astros 4-3 in Regular Season Finale
Monday, October 02, 2017
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Boston clinched the AL East on Saturday, making Sunday’s game meaningless for both teams. The Astros only played four regulars.
The Red Sox finish the regular season with a record of 93-69.
They begin the ALDS on Thursday in Houston.
Astros Come Back to Beat Red Sox
The Red Sox grabbed a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning when Rafael Devers hit a two-run double and then scored on a passed ball.
The Red Sox would take the 3-0 lead into the seventh inning when Houston’s first two batters reached before Boston’s Fernando Abad gave up RBI singles to Juan Centeno, Colin Moran, and Tony Kemp.
Yule Gurriel hit a sacrifice fly to give the Astros the 4-3 lead.
They would go on to win the game.
The Red Sox open the ALDS on Thursday, October 5 in Houston.
Game time is set for 4 p.m.
MLB postseason times announced. Red Sox Game 1, Thursday, 4:08 p.m. ET. Game 2, Friday: 2:05 ET.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) October 2, 2017
World Series odds— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) October 1, 2017
12.5% Red Sox
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Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
In Greater Worcester, there was a deep history of participation in Industrial League Baseball. Locally, teams included Norton Co., Town Talk Baking Co. and Whitin Machine Works (shown here).
Honorary NL Membership
Worcester’s National League team was suspended in 1882 and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies. Worcester maintains an honorary lifetime NL membership.
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The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012. Former Tornadoes emcee Dave Peterson is general manager of Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.